Colorado

3:53am

Tue June 12, 2012
U.S.

Massive Wildfire Burns Out Of Control In Colo.

Originally published on Tue June 12, 2012 6:18 am

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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

In the southern Rocky Mountains, several destructive wildfires are burning across a vast stretch of parched land and firefighters are struggling to gain control. In Colorado, the High Park Fire which flared up this past weekend is huge, even for a region where wildfires are common. The fires quickly engulfed more than 41,000 acres, destroying dozens of homes and buildings. And there's no end in sight. Kirk Siegler of member station KUNC brings us this update.

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4:28pm

Mon June 11, 2012
Wildfires

Don't Choke On The Smoke

High Park Fire picture from June 10th.
Joseph Hardin Used With Permission
  • Jackie Fortier interviews Christopher Dan

Smoke from the High Park Fire continues to coat the Front Range in a murky haze that can even be seen from space, but many Coloradans are just wondering if it’s safe to go outside.

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6:00am

Mon June 11, 2012
Wildfires

High Park Fire: Day 3 Updates

The High Park Fire as seen from Bellvue, CO on June 11th, 2012
Kirk Siegler KUNC

Editor's NoteThe High Park Fire started on Saturday, June 9th. Winds and high temperatures helped the fire rapidly spread. The blaze has grown from an initial 8,000 acres by the end of Saturday to an estimated 20,000+41,140 by the end of Monday. This post archives all of our updates from Monday. Our day 1 updates are archived here and our day 2 updates are archived here. The latest updates and coverage of Day 4 of the fire, Tuesday June 12th can be found at this post.

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4:21pm

Sun June 10, 2012
Wildfires

Slideshow: Pictures From The High Park Fire

Dave Dennis KUNC

KUNC Personnel had obtained permission to visit our transmitter facility on Buckhorn Mtn. today. They weren't able to make it up to the site, but they did bring back some pictures.

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10:18am

Sun June 10, 2012
Wildfires

U.S. Forest Service Remains Confident About Air Tanker Fleet Capability

P2V Neptune Air Tanker. This is tanker 44 which was in service over the High Park Fire yesterday.
Alan Radecki Wikimedia Commons

Despite two recent air tanker crashes in Utah and Nevada, and multiple large fires across the country including the now 8,000+ acre High Park Fire northwest of Ft. Collins, the US Forest Service says it remains fully capable of fighting multiple fires from the air.

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